What is the process for a Dutch citizen to get a Spanish NIE?
May 27, 2014 1:42 AM Subscribe
I am a Dutch citizen (but non-resident) who has recently relocated to Spain. I have secured legitimate employment to begin in 7 weeks, and I'm trying to work out the process to get my documents together.
posted by jpziller to Travel & Transportation around Spain (4 answers total)
I was born in Canada and acquired Dutch citizenship (by birth) while living there. I have never resided in the EU, but have recently relocated to Spain.
In order to legally work here I understand that I need a NIE and a Social Security number. Today I was told that I should begin by declaring myself a resident. From there I can get my NIE (using my resident number and a contract from my employer), and then my Social Security number (using the NIE). Is this the correct order? Will my not having a Dutch residence number/card be a problem in this process?
I do have the support of my employer, but I believe that the process may have changed since they last navigated it and so I would like as much information as I can get. Thanks!